Preventing Memory Loss with Food

A compound found in common foods such as red grapes and peanuts may help prevent age-related decline in memory, according to new research published by a faculty member in the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Feb 6

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Want to learn something better? Draw it

When you're trying to learn, do something with your new knowledge, such as summarising it or explaining it to someone else. This deepens your memories and helps integrate what you've learned with what you already knew. A new study has tested the ...

Jan 2

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Here’s The Curious Secret To Perfect Learning While You Are ...

How to learn while distracted as if you were totally focused.

Dec 16

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Dopamine helps with math rules as well as mood

The chemical messenger dopamine – otherwise known as the happiness hormone – is important not only for motivation and motor skills. It seems it can also help neurons with difficult cognitive tasks. Torben Ott, Simon Jacob and Professor Andreas ...

Dec 9

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Why You Should Want Your Kid to Be a Slow Learner

We tend to assume that learning things easily is the same as learning them well. In school, teachers are pleased when children grasp a concept or a skill in one lesson, and so, of course, are children. The trouble is, when learning is too easy, we ...

Sep 13

Categories: Child Development, Learning Difficulties

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Twin study suggests language delay due more to nature than nurture

A study of 473 sets of twins followed since birth found that compared with single-born children, 47 percent of 24-month-old identical twins had language delay compared with 31 percent of nonidentical twins. Overall, twins had twice the rate of late ...

Jul 22

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How the brain stabilizes its connections in order to learn better

Throughout our lives, our brains adapt to what we learn and memorise. The brain is indeed made up of complex networks of neurons and synapses that are constantly re-configured. However, in order for learning to leave a trace, connections must be ...

Jul 19

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You Can Learn a New Language While You Sleep

Subliminal learning in your sleep is usually dismissed as pseudo-science at best and fraud at worst, but a team of Swiss psychologists say you can actually learn a foreign language in your sleep.

Jul 17

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What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we ...

May 9

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Early Math and Reading Ability Linked to Job and Income in Adulthood

Math and reading ability at age 7 may be linked with socioeconomic status several decades later, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The childhood abilities predict ...

May 9

Categories: Child Development, Learning Difficulties

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Children with sleep apnea have higher risk of behavioral, adaptive ...

A new study found that obstructive sleep apnea, a common form of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), is associated with increased rates of ADHD-like behavioral problems in children as well as other adaptive and learning problems. "This study provides ...

Apr 2

Categories: Child Development, Learning Difficulties, Sleep Disorders

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Teachers' gestures during teaching boost math learning

Students perform better when their instructors use hand gestures - a simple teaching tool that could yield benefits in higher-level math such as algebra. A study published in Child Development, the top-ranked educational psychology journal, ...

Apr 1

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